A Toy Epic

Emyr Humphreys
Publication Date: 
Thursday, February 23, 1995
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A Toy Epic is the story of three boys moving towards the threshold of adult life in the Thirties. From differing backgrounds, their lives cross and touch until they become firm friends. Each of them, Michael, Albie and Iorwerth, take up the story in turn, creating their own particular world and contributing to the composite picture of ’one of the four comers of Wales’.

A challenging novel of childhood and of Wales in the 1930s. First published in 1958, Emyr Humphreys' A Toy Epic is now viewed as a classic of writing from Wales. This new edition is introduced by M. Wynn Thomas, and includes an Afterword and a fragment from an earlier version of the novel.

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